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of drugs has gone down dramatically. >> senate majority leader harry reid floated a rumor yesterday that speaker boehner was having a little trouble controlling members paul ryan, eric cantor and kevin mccarthy. republicans found it so outrageous, it spawned a twitter revolt with the hash tag, harry reid rumors. one of our favorites? jammie foxx to be named secretary of state. sorry, susan. hash tag harry reid rumors. >>> actress and activist ashley judd is polling four points behind senator mitch mcconnell in a hypothetical matchup. mcconnell's approval ratings are the worst of any senator nationally. the poll found judd to be the top choice as a challenger. >>> and the first grandchild for former president bush and first lady laura. they called in to congratulate their daughter. >> fired up. looking forward to it. i'm excited for jenna and henry. i can barely contain the news when i found out so now i can tell all my buddies. >> where do you come down on spoiling grandchildren? to spoil or not to spoil? >> definitely to spoil. no doubt about it. >> kind of like we did our daughte
majority leader harry reid had to cancel a 5:30 p.m. vote because of fog. many lawmaker's flights were canceled because of the weather here in d.c. votes don't often get canceled because of weather. it happened during last summer's storm and then during the snowmageddon of 2010. >> bill: the senate could not work because of fog. >> irony is rich. >> bill: ben, i have to ask you. there's so much speculation about sunday's meeting at the white house. president obama and john boehner, mano y mano, eric cantor wasn't there nobody else in the room with him. and what does it mean, if anything? >> i think it means that they're at least talking and neither of them came out afterwards and said, you know, we're -- there's no chance for a deal. i think the less we hear in terms of a deal being made, the better. the fewer the leaks the fewer the complaints. the more the likelihood we get a fiscal cliff agreement at some point. there's still obviously the chance we go off the cliff. i think that's pretty unlikely to come t
majority leader harry reid took him up on the offer today, mcconnell backed down. >> what we have here is a case i told everyone that we are willing to have that vote, up or down vote, and now the gop leader objects to his own idea. >> woodruff: meantime, republicans learned today the party was losing one of their most outspoken voices on fiscal issues. two-term south carolina senator jim demint announced that he will resign in january. to become the next president of the heritage foundation-- a conservative washington think tank. in a statement, demint said, a tea party favorite, demint had blasted the house republicans' proposal to raise revenue earlier in the week. south carolina's other senator lindsey graham lamented the loss of his colleague and friend. >> he really did strongly and passionately advocate for his position and did it very effectively, jim made the republican party quite frankly look inward and do some self evaluation, conservatism is an asset not a liability. >> woodruff: the other side of capitol hill was largely quiet today, with the house not in session, and mos
harry reid coming to the microphones. but they don't see the house democratic voice. guest: we feel confident that the president is doing a good job for us. we do. he campaigned very explicitly on a tax increase. think about it. what president ever did that? you just don't do it. that's like the third rail. but he did. he won. the american people know that has to be part of it. they know our tax system is out of kilter. he's at the table arguing for revenues, for a balanced approach. he has put $400 billion in medicare savings on the table. we could organize about what the right amount is, but he's got things there. i feel -- the house democrats feel pretty good in having president obama being at the table. host: he has agreed in the past to raise eligibility age for medicare from 65 to 67. guest: he has. i disagree with that. the studies show it doesn't save money. you've got poor seniors, 65, 66 who would need health care. ends up being a cost shift. so the president is obviously going to be flexible. everything he agrees to might not be something i'd prefer. but i have confidence
the programs on the table as harry reid said some time ago. my criticism is not that the president is not willing to compromise. i think the president is willing to compromise. my point today is i do not want us to continue to see this as left-right. we need to see this as we the people holding these officials accountable to reach a compromise because there is too much debt is at stake. you should be incensed that congress recessed early yesterday to go home in the middle of this crisis. that to me is an outrage. what does that say how seriously they take in this cliff will face on december 31? it will have an enormous impact. we should hold the members of congress -- we should do our homework and become educated so we can bring about the accountability that seems to be missing from this debate. host: this is drake on twitter. this is big guns. host: and h. robert asks -- host: back to the column by karl rove in while "the wall street journal." guest: speaker boehner is a very decent guy. he believes in compromise. he is reasonable. we tried to make republicans into a character as
is in a tough position. harry reid, he has some people who loves his job. he would like to be along with the progressives. i look at this and i worry because in the camp that believes going over the cliff -- the united states will enter a new recession. i do not see the basic associations on the house and senate side that would write the legislation and pass it. host: so far the markets of not reacted. does that hurt the pressure of a congress often feels? guest: no doubt about it. yes, i agree with it, this could be terrible economic consequences, but it is not immediate. we talked about a fiscal slope now. host: i have thought a lot about this. we have seen what happens again to of these circumstances. there was a very sharp drop of confidence with economic consequences. if you look at the data that came out earlier this week, november, december, consumer confidence plunges. markets are expecting things to get done. oppressing a denture a deal. leadership is an able to comfort a deal, we will see market volatility. you cannot go back. i worry a lot about it as well. guest: 9 have
cuts in entitlement programs. it's not clear democrats would be on board. senator harry reid in the senate has said social security should not be part of this. so has nancy pelosi, the democratic leader in the house. host: does the cola change depending on where you live in the country? guest: it is across the board for everyone. it is a percentage. it depends on how big your benefits are every year. you cited average numbers of about $1,200 a month for a retired worker. a lot of people get more and some get less. the dollar amount for your increase would change depending on that, but the percentage increase is the same a matter where you live in the country. host: we are talking about social security and how would factors into the so called "fiscal cliff." if you would like to join the conversation, here are the numbers to call -- we will get to the calls in a moment. we will hear what they think about social security being on the table. do you get the sense we will talk about this a lot in the next couple weeks or will this discussion, a lot more next year? guest: it's not
're going to pass tax cuts for everybody under $250,000. so it's going to happen. >> i hope you and harry reid enjoy that vote because you're not going to get it in the house. >> you keep talking about -- >> wait, wait, wait. >> what vote are we not going to get in the house? >> you keep talking about the majority of the majority, which -- but that's not necessarily what has to happen this time around. it can be a minority plus the democrats. >> do you think that john boehner is going to go out and cobble together a minority of the republicans and the democrats? >> he thinks it's in his self-interest he will. >> but, cokie, if he does a dael with a smaller part of his group, he's not speaker anymore. >> speakers have done that for generatio generations. it was abhorrent. that was the oddity and to put together different coalitions on different issues is normal. >> i guess there's a chance he would lose his speakership. his speakership or the country. it's not a vote we have to get in the house is what i'm saying, joe, the a.m. tern tiff. we come back and say we want to cut taxes. do those
. so it's quite interesting. i would, mr. speaker, i would encourage the president and harry reid since they have slapped this bill on the backs of every american, they really ought to read what they've done to americans. there are a lot of people that have. there's a good article. seemed to be -- i don't know guy benson but political edor for townhall.com wrote in september, 2012, talking about president barack obama's re-election. has been running millions of dollars worth of advertisements claiming that mitt romney's plans will raise taxes on middle class americans. this isn't true. romney promises precisely the opposite. in factcheck.org has called out democrats for repeated -- repeatedly debunked the charge. to paraphrase president clinton's d.n.c., it takes a lot of brass for criticizing someone for doing something you've done yourself. so before we get into the last punch line, let's go back to videotape. online it had a video that could be punched. it was president barack obama speaking. part of his quote says, i can make a firm pledge under my plan no family making less than $2
. the senate is not expected to consider this bill in the lame- duck. senator -- senate majority leader harry reid said a comprehensive immigration reform will be a high priority issue in the 2013 congress. there is bipartisan support for creating programs force them graduates. that is a goal that is supported by the higher education association, including the association of american universities and the association of public and land grant universities. i will take this opportunity to dock senator warner, because he has consistently supported by skilled immigration. he introduced it -- he introduced the bipartisan start up act. it was introduced in may of 2012, it included a provision for creating and to stem the set so that a foreign student graduating with a masters are ph.d. in a strong field could received a green card and stay in the country. we hope that senator warner and congressional leadership can find common ground in the 113th congress to successfully pass legislation to expand opportunities for our stem graduates. if we do not, our competitiveness has narrowed. >> thank you. let
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